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Title
Navy honors Negro hero.
Additional title: [Three African American men, welders employed at the Fore River Yard of the Bethlehem Steel Company's plant in Quincy, Massachusetts, shaking hands with one another at the ship launching of the Destroyer Escort, the SS Harmon, July 25, 1943.]
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
Smith, Roger (Photographer)
Collection

Occupations

War industry

War industry workers [men]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1943-07
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Topics
African American men
War work
Defense industry
Launchings
Welders (Persons)
Destroyer escorts
Bethlehem Steel Company
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-82-0070; Caption on back: "Three Negro welders employed at the Fore River Yard of the Bethlehem Steel Company's plant at Quincy, Mass., were among the thousands of workers to witness the launching of the Destroyer Escort, the SS Harmon on July 25. The vessel was named for the late Leonard Roy Harmon, Mess Attendant First Class, who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for "Extraordinary Heroism" while serving aboard the USS San Francisco. The welders in the photo are James C. Toppin, Garfield P. White and Robert Fairhurst."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2fb2e640-c6d1-012f-385a-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Navy honors Negro hero." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa5b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Navy honors Negro hero." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa5b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Navy honors Negro hero. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa5b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Navy honors Negro hero.